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Take a Rest at Pine Point

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Step back in history with private lakefront retreat

Welcome to Pine Point located in central Maine on 3.5 virgin forest acres. While being conveniently located less than two miles from town, the property is very secluded on it's 800' of private lake frontage. This newly decorated 100 year old cottage contains many modern conveniences while maintaining it's original rustic charm. Upstairs you'll find a large bedroom with a king sized bed, and a pullout twin trundle . The first floor contains a well equipped kitchen, living room, dining room and large wraparound screened in porch with a full sized Murphy bed and an alcove with a twin bed.

Pine Point is about the most peaceful place on the planet. The Lake is quiet with few motor boats. It looks onto Mt. Katahdin from the front campfire area and back deck. The other side faces a calm cove that is home to bald eagles. Fish from the shore or take a peaceful ride on the paddleboat. Enjoy a book in a hammock or build a campfire in the new firepit.

Loons will lull you to sleep with their haunting calls. Maybe it's the rhythm of water pushing against rocks that will be the last thing you hear before nodding off. Wake to the early morning sunrises or sleep until noon.

Star filled nights end days that are visited by song birds, osprey and even soaring bald eagles.

Restore your spirit by spending the day at camp. Or enjoy all that Vacationland has to offer, from hiking Mt. Katahdin to visiting the rocky coast of Maine.

More Details

Linda & Paul
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Linda & Paul

Owning Pine Point cabin is a dream come true. My husband, Paul and I have lived in Maine all our lives and have always dreamed of having a secluded historic cottage on a lake. We lived 40 years on the coast of Maine near Pine Point Beach. Early in our marriage we were caretakers for a cabin on Moosehead Lake called "Tak-A-Rest". For a dollar a year and lots of sweat equity we received much needed respite and made some happy family memories. Pine Point cabin had been in the same family since 1942 and has quite a history. I fell in love with it two years before we purchased it, but never thought it could become a reality. Paul & I purchased the property on our 39th wedding anniversary. We have renamed the cottage "Tak-A-Rest" at Pine Point. We believe it is a blessing from God and will honor his gift by sharing the peace that this property brings to restore others. Paul's grandfather emigrated from Russia in 1918. We wish to honor him by donating 10% of the rent to a Christian ministry to the people of Russia. "The Birches" painting in the cottage was painted by a ten year old Russian child who benefitted from an Art Project through this ministry.

Linda & Paul purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Linda & Paul chose Lincoln

Peace and Beauty

Secluded yet close to amenities: hospital, shopping, dining, hiking 50 miles to Bangor International Airport, Hollywood Casino, Waterfront Concerts. 100 miles to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. 58 miles to Mount Katahdin


Lincoln Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink, large vanity and large mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a pull out trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Take a Rest at Pine Point
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Well appointed cabin on picturesque piece of property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week's stay and would have loved to stay longer. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. We were worried initially about not having Wi-Fi at the cabin, but both our cell phones got good reception and so everything was fine. There was a tv and a video library available. Also a microwave and all the other necessary usual kitchen stuff... Super well set up in general. Watch your step on the dock, the connection points are a tad rickety, but we still enjoyed it very much and are glad it's there. Pictures don't do the place justice and don't be deterred by the idea of a bed on the porch... That space was quaint and comfortable, as was the entire rest of the place. Also, its plenty secluded and private from neighbors while still being close to everything you could need. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure hosting your family. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. PS. The dock has been fixed.
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect! The cabin was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and equipped with everything we needed. There was plenty for our three year old twin daughters to do as well. They especially enjoyed drawing with the art supplies, fishing, and swimming in the pristine lake right outside the back door. I cannot recommend this cabin enough. We are looking forward to spending more time here next summer. Thank you for sharing your cabin with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. I am so happy that your family enjoyed vacationing at Tak-A-Rest. You are welcome to come back any time. Sincerely, Paul & Linda
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A microcosm of Maine's peaceful beauty

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have just spent three tranquil, lovely nights at Tak-A-Rest and could not have been more satisfied. Every cabin amenity was carefully provided (paddleboating, a firepit, warm showers, and much more!) and the property itself exuded warmth and peacefulness. This is the third year in a row that we have stayed in a different Maine lake cabin/house, and Tak-A-Rest has thus far been the jewel of them all.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt for the lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquility that Tak-A-Rest has to offer. You are welcome back anytime. Sincerely, Paul & Linda McPherson
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Perfectly Charming Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The only way to truly describe our stay was amazing. After a very long day of travel, it was wonderful to drive into a peaceful, secluded camp. The hospitality gift of 2 mugs, Maine blueberries, butter and syrup were appreciated and enjoyed the next morning. Everything we could possibly need for our stay was provided. The starlights and sunrise views from the upstairs bedroom were spectacular. After a day of fishing, hooking a 4 lb. bass, sitting by the fire pit watching the sunset and local fireworks highlighted with loon melodies was the perfect way to end a summer day. Although seemingly secluded, town and attractions are near enough for day trips and return to the quiet of lake life . Linda was a very gracious host who makes you feel like family.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you had an amazing stay at Tak-A-Rest. You are welcome to return anytime. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Sincerely, Linda & Paul McPherson
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You NEED to Tak-A-Rest!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to book Tak-A-Rest in Lincoln, Maine to celebrate our 15th anniversary. From the very first communication, I could tell that booking Linda and Paul's cabin was "meant to be." When we arrived, we were greeted to an incredibly clean, cozy cabin. Every detail was thought of - a binder with instructions on where to find everything, labels on the drawers and cabinets, a binder containing menus from local restaurants, even small lights were on in different rooms to "greet" us with that warm "Welcome to the Lake" feeling. We were also greeted with a gift box containing two beautiful mugs (that we are using every day since), Maine-made maple syrup, Kate's of Maine butter in the fridge and Wyman's blueberries in the freezer, and pamphlets of all sorts of great information for day trips. The cabin itself was pristine, the dining room looking over the lake, the screened in porch complete with chairs to relax in, books to read, and again that incredible view. Stepping outside, there was a picnic table (which was so much fun to enjoy dinner on!), Adirondack chairs to relax in, a fireplace, a paddleboat, all of the amenities you could ever want outdoors. I cannot stress enough how every detail was thought of - and I simply cannot wait to stay at Tak-A-Rest again!

I can guarantee you - you will not regret it. As you are there, you may think as you're unpacking, "Oh no! I should have thought to bring ____," and you will find that Linda and Paul have thought of it, and it is there.

The views, the cabin, the drive in to the cabin, the privacy, the quiet calm lake, the beautiful sounds of the birds, the ripples of the fish in the lake, everything has me counting the days until we can "Tak-A-Rest" again.

Without a doubt - FIVE STARS.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kate & Troy for celebrating your Anniversary at Tak-A-Rest. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are more than welcome to return in the future. We are so appreciative of your kind words and five star review!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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